The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution

10 August 2020 | By Christopher Hitchens | Filed in: skepticism.

At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as the four horsemen, the heralds of religion s unraveling Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett sat down together over cocktails What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exch

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

10 August 2020 | By Daniel J. Levitin | Filed in: skepticism.

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is necessary now than ever We are bombarded with information each day than our brains can process especially in election season It s raining bad data,

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

10 August 2020 | By Rob Brotherton | Filed in: skepticism.

Decoding the psychology of believing in conspiracy theories We re all conspiracy theorists some of us just hide it better than others n nConspiracy theorists aren t just a handful of people who wear tin foil hats and have bizarre ideas about shape shifting reptilian aliens Conspiracy theories are

The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason

10 August 2020 | By Ali A. Rizvi | Filed in: skepticism.

In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents religion

Sacred Cows: A Lighthearted Look at Belief and Tradition Around the World

10 August 2020 | By Seth Andrews | Filed in: skepticism.

Did you know God forbids the tying of shoelaces on Saturday Or that humans emit an color aura which can only be discerned with a Third Eye That bountiful harvest requires the flinging of a live goat from a church bell tower That instead of wishing upon a star, we can wish upon acow Well into

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

10 August 2020 | By David J. Helfand | Filed in: skepticism.

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away Yet how much of this is mis or even disinformation A lot of it is, and your search engine can t tell the difference As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperate

The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

10 August 2020 | By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Filed in: skepticism.

Whenever the people are well informed, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote, they can be trusted with their own government But what happens when they are not The United States provide a good illustration Politicians pass resolutions denying global warming s existence, that astrology can control th

Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

10 August 2020 | By Hector A. Garcia | Filed in: skepticism.

This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues